Auction 126, Lot 708

"Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton Dressee sur les Observations les plus recentes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm

Copper engraved map of the mouth of the Canton River with the island of Macao and the future site of Hong Kong (Sinn-gan-hien). The fortified city of Canton is divided into Tartar and Chinese districts. Soundings and anchorages are shown and it is decorated with a cartouche, rhumb lines and fleur-de-lis. "Tom. V. No. 16" at lower right outside neatline.


Condition: A

Dark impression.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008